Bruno Fernandes has sent a message to Manchester United that countryman Goncalo Ramos would be a perfect fit at the club.
Ramos shot to face for Portugal at the World Cup, scoring a hat-trick after replacing Cristiano Ronaldo in the starting XI, and was runner-up in the race for the Primeira Liga Golden Boot this season.
His 19 goals and two assists did help his club Benfica beat Porto to the top flight title on the final day, though, and he is now being linked with a move away.
And Fernandes has talked up the prospect of the forward joining him at Old Trafford.
“The best always come in handy, be it Goncalo or another player,” Fernandes told Sport TV.
“I think he has all the qualities to play in the Premier League, and when I say Premier League I also mean Manchester United.
“I think he could become a great reference in the coming years, but it’s still not in my hands to be sports director.
“Goncalo has all the conditions to play in the Premier League, he is very intense, presses very well and is very good inside the area. He surprised me in the national team, not only me but the rest of my teammates.
“He’s physically strong, he’s still young and he’s going to get better.
“If he continues to work as he has been doing, I think he has the potential to be one of the best strikers in the world, but he needs to go to a more competitive league to prove it.”